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    Default 1st truck! Is my power swearing out?

    I made a sharp left turn and right after I made the turn my wheel locked up and now I can barely turn my wheel in any direction and also at the front of the engine the pulley of the fan is making a unusual sound (clicking) like something is hiting the fan. Any thoughts? It is a 2001 chey silverodo 1500 2 wheel drive

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    have you opened the hood and looked around? Did the belt break? Generally belts don't just break unless they are pretty old. If it is broken spin the pullys and make sure that they all spin freely.
    Last edited by Pikey; 10-02-2012 at 04:31 PM.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    Did the belt break?
    Yep, you have broken the belt (maybe it came off), or you have sheared off the power-steering shaft.

    If there is an oil puddle under the truck, you may have a broken hose.

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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